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Hi! My current CV chances at Stanford and Harvard are 24% and 22%, but I was kind of worried about my math progression.

So the highest math track at my school is this

Algebra 2 Int. -> IB Math SL1/Precalc -> bc calc/ib math HL1 -> multivariable calc/ib math HL2

Here is my track

Algebra 2 Int. -> IB Math SL1/Precalc -> ab calc/ib math sl2 + AP stat -> ap calc bc

(I got a B in precalc/IB math SL1 and I was recommended for calc ab/ib math sl2), I am also taking AP stat as my elective this year, will my application be hurt by not being in the highest math level?

Thanks!

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• 3 years ago[edited]

No but you anytime you get Bs in a Core Curriculum class, that's a ding on your academic narrative, if that makes sense. You are competing with the best of the best who have straight As all their classes and many with advanced maths like Calc 3, Multi-linear Algebra, Real Analysis, Martingales, Stochastic Processes.

One way to compensate for it is to take Calc over the summer online, and to the take an advanced Calc in the fall.

Remember these schools are still a reach for you, so you need to amp up your credentials to get you into a more realistic hard target 30-35% range.

I would give the same advice to anyone intending to apply to any Ivy, Elite or STEM college like MIT, RICE, UC Berkeley or CalTech for a STEM major.

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